I am a newbie here, with some background on Linux and Arduino. I made a Web interface for an Arduino-based project that works fine on my Ubuntu 16.04 desktop. Now I am trying to port it to our favorite SBC.
I have a Raspberry Pi Model B. It's the old, ARM11-based board, with the 26-pin GPIO header, running an up-to-date Raspbian 7 Wheezy. I need to install the connect node package on it.
On my Ubuntu desktop, I just issued
sudo apt-get install node-connect
and it just worked. However, it would seem this package is not available on Raspbian 7.
Could I upgrade this board to the latest Raspbian Jessie Lite? Doesn't that image require an ARM with an FPU? If I can do it, would that solve my problem?
Assuming I am stuck with Wheezy, I tried to install connect the NPM way:
npm install connect
and here is what I got:
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/connect npm ERR! Error: failed to fetch from registry: connect npm ERR! at /usr/share/npm/lib/utils/npm-registry-client/get.js:139:12 npm ERR! at cb (/usr/share/npm/lib/utils/npm-registry-client/request.js:31:9) npm ERR! at Request._callback (/usr/share/npm/lib/utils/npm-registry-client/request.js:136:18) npm ERR! at Request.callback (/usr/lib/nodejs/request/main.js:119:22) npm ERR! at Request.<anonymous> (/usr/lib/nodejs/request/main.js:212:58) npm ERR! at Request.emit (events.js:88:20) npm ERR! at ClientRequest.<anonymous> (/usr/lib/nodejs/request/main.js:412:12) npm ERR! at ClientRequest.g (events.js:156:14) npm ERR! at ClientRequest.emit (events.js:67:17) npm ERR! at HTTPParser.parserOnIncomingClient [as onIncoming] (http.js:1256:7) npm ERR! You may report this log at: npm ERR! <http://bugs.debian.org/npm> npm ERR! or use npm ERR! reportbug --attach /home/pi/foo/npm-debug.log npm npm ERR! npm ERR! System Linux 4.1.19+ npm ERR! command "/usr/bin/nodejs" "/usr/bin/npm" "install" "connect" npm ERR! cwd /home/pi/foo npm ERR! node -v v0.6.19 npm ERR! npm -v 1.1.4 npm ERR! message failed to fetch from registry: connect npm ERR! npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in: npm ERR! /home/pi/foo/npm-debug.log npm not ok
npm-debug.log file doesn't really provide more information. At
first sight, it kind of looks like a network problem. However, the
works fine: it spits a big bunch of JSON. I've checked and it's indeed valid JSON.
Any hints at what's going wrong? Advice on how to install this package?